Established in 1945, Karamu’s Preschool of the Arts is nationally recognized as one of the nation’s oldest and most enriching programs of its kind. The school has evolved into a modern educational facility with an arts’ focus. The Preschool of the Arts has two locations: one at the main campus and one at Quincy Place. Our preschool at Quincy Place is rated under ODJFS as a Step Up ToQuality 3 Star Rated Center. Our main campus location is currently in process of gaining a star rating. Our research-based curriculum prepares the children we serve for Kindergarten according to the standards of the Ohio Department of Education. Our teachers areOhio Department of Education certified. We offer breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks served daily, field trips and an introduction to first-class cultural arts education.

Out of School Time Programming

Before school care and after school care for youth 5 – 14 years old. The program is offered August – May during the school year. We provide age-appropriate enrichment of literacy, reading, and math skills to enhance academic assessment scores. Youth have elective workshop opportunities in cultural arts education. It has been demonstrated through research that cultural arts enhance cognitive learning skills during development of youth.


If your child attends the center programs for 3 days or less in a week
you will be charged the daily rate.

Daily Rate $ 50.00 day
Infant Care (6 weeks – 17 months) $185.00 week
Toddler Care (18 months – 35 months) $170.00 week
Preschool (3 yrs. – 5 yrs.) $160.00 week
Before School Care $ 50.00 week
After School Care $100.00 week

County Vouchers, other County Programs and Private Pay are accepted for payments. Fees are due Monday of each week and/or 1st day of the month childcare is provided. Karamu House has a sliding fee scale to assist working parents who do not qualify for county assistance.

Preschool of the Arts at Quincy Place
8111 Quincy Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44104
Patrica Myers
216.432.7004 Phone
216-795-7073 Fax

Preschool of the Arts at Main Campus
2355 East 89th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Patricia Myers
216-795-7073 ext. 243
216-795-7073 Fax